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Republican National Convention, 2008 ptII

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Republican National Convention, 2008 ptII

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Old 09-04-08, 10:20 PM
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Prediction: Republicans get a 5 point bounce (on top of the 8 point bounce at start of RNC tying them with Obama) before this upcoming weekend and lead the Dems in polling. Not good for the dems considering all the things Obama should have going for him.
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I do think though that it is going to play well with those independents who have always considered voting for Mr. McCain, especially those who may have been wavering as of late.
Why?
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Originally Posted by MACD23 View Post
I hope those bitching about the 'backdrop' aren't the same ones complaining the speech's message lacked 'substance'.

LOL, "liberal logic" is so entertaining.
FOXNews just mentioned how awful the backdrop was.
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Was McCain right about Obama's health care plan, what with all those dirty bureaucrats?
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part II?

weak
bunch of damn slackers we should be up to part XXXVIII by now
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
FOXNews just mentioned how awful the backdrop was.
First Obama on O'Reilly and now this? Liberals!
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Has anyone ever heard Palin's husband speak?
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Old 09-04-08, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Was McCain right about Obama's health care plan, what with all those dirty bureaucrats?
I didn't hear that part. My wife who is a bit of an angry Democrat was too busy yelling at McCain through the TV screen for me to hear.
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Hah, the pastor is trying to give the closing prayer and all you can hear is people popping balloons.
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Has anyone ever heard Palin's husband speak?
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I'm sure he's as positive about things as her
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
FOXNews just mentioned how awful the backdrop was.
Completely missing the point. If you really cared about substance you wouldn't care what the backdrop was.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
I didn't hear that part. My wife who is a bit of an angry Democrat was too busy yelling at McCain through the TV screen for me to hear.
Ah, the "Angry Left".
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Mark Sheilds echoed my thoughts in the other thread.

This was a weak speech because it was really awkward and contradictory. On the one hand, McCain was extolling the virtues of Republican ideology - appealing to his base. Then, in the next breath he threatens to change up Washington, to get government working for you again. His ideology matches up with the the last 8 years of Republican policy, yet thematically he acts like some reformist, essentially saying he wants to get rid of people like him and his supporters.

It really makes no sense, and shows me this ticket is really clueless.
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Originally Posted by MACD23 View Post
Completely missing the point. If you really cared about substance you wouldn't care what the backdrop was.
I'm sure the radio audience didn't care.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
Why?
I think those people have always viewed Senator McCain as being more of an independent himself, but have worried about the truthfulness of that as of late. I believe he did a very credible job of allaying many of those fears tonight, for example by taking on his own party and characterising himself as an American not a Republican.
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Originally Posted by MACD23 View Post
Completely missing the point. If you really cared about substance you wouldn't care what the backdrop was.
It's ok, I'm waiting for Ann Coulter's fact filled take on the subject before I form an opinion
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa View Post
Mark Sheilds echoed my thoughts in the other thread.

This was a weak speech because it was really awkward and contradictory. On the one hand, McCain was extolling the virtues of Republican ideology - appealing to his base. Then, in the next breath he threatens to change up Washington, to get government working for you again. His ideology matches up with the the last 8 years of Republican policy, yet thematically he acts like some reformist, essentially saying he wants to get rid of people like him and his supporters.

It really makes no sense, and shows me this ticket is really clueless.
You obviously know little about McCain. Many conservatives view him as a bit of a trader for years of liberal policy and reaching across the isle (appeasing) to the Dems. They are merely settling on him to block a left wing loon (Obama) from stepping into the most powerful position on Earth.
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This election it's going to be a tough one to be a Republican. McCain and Palin have their work cut out for them. They are representing the party that has been in power and has caused problems that people want to "change" from.
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Originally Posted by MACD23 View Post
Completely missing the point. If you really cared about substance you wouldn't care what the backdrop was.


It bothered me.
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa View Post
Mark Sheilds echoed my thoughts in the other thread.

This was a weak speech because it was really awkward and contradictory. On the one hand, McCain was extolling the virtues of Republican ideology - appealing to his base. Then, in the next breath he threatens to change up Washington, to get government working for you again. His ideology matches up with the the last 8 years of Republican policy, yet thematically he acts like some reformist, essentially saying he wants to get rid of people like him and his supporters.

It really makes no sense, and shows me this ticket is really clueless.
Exactly what was on my mind. When they were violentally cheering the "change" remark, didn't most of them realize that they had voted for the guy, twice, that they need changing from? Silly.
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It's ok, I'm waiting for Ann Coulter's fact filled take on the subject before I form an opinion
Will your head explode when Obama loses this election in just a few weeks? I cannot wait.
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Will your head explode when Obama loses this election in just a few weeks? I cannot wait.
no
because he won't
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It bothered me.
Exactly, so you don't give a crap about the content of the speech, merely the imagery. Its ok, you are in the norm, just don't act all "intellectual" on us when you are merely an average viewer in this.
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Many conservatives view him as a bit of a trader
I once got a coonskin from him for a sack of coffee.
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